As is the way these days, just before a motor show's official reveal, images of new model car just happen to appear on the internet. The latest victim is the Mercedes-Benz SLK.
Seen before in a leaked promotional video, the new SLK has appeared in a trademark application, and shows itself to be every bit the baby SL-Class. With the same nose structure and headlamps, its homage is clear.
Drivetrain options are not known as yet, but it's safe to bet there'll be four cylinder petrol and diesel variants, as well as a high output V6 and with AMG's intervention a V8 of some description.
The car's reveal may happen next week at the Detroit Motor Show, or it may be at Geneva in March.
We'll keep you posted with all the details as they come to hand.